7 ways to identify a bad-payer before you take up the translation job 1. If the email comes with subject in Capital letters with or without an exclamatory mark(!),. its a suspect. I delete it without opening . Project managers will never write mails in capital letters.
2. Mail coming from free email providers like yahoo, hotmail, gmail- If the agency could not afford to pay for their own domain names how can they pay you? This does not mean that all client having a free email id is suspect. The point is to know who is behind the email id. If the client provides his full contact details or website but has a free email id, then its fine. No problem. After all there are benefits of using free email id's and it is convenient. The point is- one needs to know as much as possible about the client before taking up a job. Email is just one pointer in that direction.
3.Job request without contact addersses, website for the agency- they are suspect. 4. Agency wants 5000 words in a day.
5.Do a google search for the senders name and email address , like I search for email@example.com and also for john, I add 'payment review' in the search string after the name or email id.
6. I look for reports about the agency in PROZ blue board
7. I check for the agencies in 'payment practices yahoo and other egroups If you know any other mathod let us know for the benefits of all. You can write to me - gdc at getdirectclient.com